Under the hood things have recently changed dramatically, but Stuttgart has stayed true to the classic recipe: the rear-engined boxer to the rear and the very familiar face to the front; If you look closely, you can see even greater differences between the generations of the 911.
It’s still divisive for a classic sports car, and some don’t like the same basic design or engine in the back, but the 911’s capability has been proven time and time again.
One thing we can definitely get behind though is that it’s a track-focused sports car, the GT2 delivered with the Porsche 911 933 generation circa 1993 – that car proved that a sports car can also be a supercar and seize the best.
We look at the cost of today’s first GT2s and the legacy of this legendary machine.
The Porsche 911993 GT2 was a crazy fast sports car
After the flagship model of the 911964 generation, in 1993, the new 911993 Turbo was expanded into a new model, GT2.
This wasn’t a top-tier car, it was a focused, light homologation car that was built in small numbers and turned things around to 11, not that previous fast 911s were slow or unfocused, of course.
With an air-cooled 3.6-liter twin-turbo engine (the previous high-performance 911 was a 3.3-liter, 911964 turbo) it sent 424 horsepower to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission.
The supercar’s top speed at over 180 mph and 0-60 mph at around 4 seconds – like the contemporary Ferrari F40 – made this supercar fast.
That kind of power in something that weighs less than 3,000 pounds and isn’t supported by much of the electronic aids found in modern machines meant this car really was a widow maker, and the weight was reduced by using thinner plates, plastic fender extensions, and even thinner glass.
Nowadays, this rare and expensive car offers a raw, refined taste of ’90s performance—we’re looking at how much, if any, these cars sell for online.
The Porsche 911933 GT2 is worth a lot of money
Like any other small-production sports car, the purchase price comes with high maintenance costs and very expensive parts – which makes the Lotus Esprit V8 we covered recently look relatively cheap.
Fewer than 200 road-going 911 GT2s were built for 1995, 1996 and 1997, so given their racing heritage and rarity values, they averaged $1 million according to auction site Classic.
On the same site, 1995 models are limited to just one 2018 model in Pebble Beach that sold for $616,000, while 1996 models came in at $1.5 million, with five GT2s sold and prices ranged from $643,000 to $1.5 million.
Automotive website Hagerty reported a “good” 1995 911993 GT2 with an average value of $950,000 – half the price of a 1992 Ferrari F40 but very expensive nonetheless.
If you want to satisfy your hunger for today’s Porsche 911 Turbo, the relatively underappreciated 911996 Turbo is worth a look: Inexpensive non-turbo models start around $20,000 on AutoTrader, but we found this late 2004 911996 Turbo with nearly $90,000 miles for just $38,000.
The first was a water-cooled 911, and while it will require expensive maintenance and a fuel thirst, it offers insight into the recipe for classic Porsche sports cars that have encouraged people for generations.
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